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Conley's return sparks Grizzlies past Warriors

Mike Conley took a gamble in coming back a week after facial surgery. It paid off in a 22-point night as Memphis dealt Golden State a stunning home loss.

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1mBrian Windhorst

Sources: Cavs to start Thompson in Game 2

Cavaliers coach David Blatt is planning to change his starting lineup by inserting Tristan Thompson for Game 2 against the Bulls, sources confirmed.

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1mMike Rodak

McCoy: Kelly dumped 'the good black players'

The Bills' new franchise running back discusses his trade to Buffalo, his impressions of coach Rex Ryan and whether there is a race issue with his former coach, the Eagles' Chip Kelly.

NFL Draft Insiders

Draft: Player fits, video, grades for all teams

ESPN Insider puts a bow on its 2015 draft coverage, with a team-by-team look at scouting analysis on every player and grades and favorite picks from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay.

2hKevin Arnovitz

Hawks get even with steady habits

By sticking with the system that got them 60 wins, the Hawks pulled even with the Wizards in Game 2 of the East semifinals.

Tuesday's MLB Highlights

Betts blasts two home runs in Red Sox win (2:01)

18hDan Rafael

What do boxing fans want next?

Fight fans got what they were waiting for, but now that Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is over, what's next? Dan Rafael lists the bouts he wants to see sooner rather than later.

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19hJayson Stark

Five contenders facing critical questions

There is whole lot of baseball still to be played. But that doesn't mean it's too early for these five contenders -- including the Red Sox and Pirates -- to worry.

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2015 NFL Power Rankings: Post-draft

New England claimed the Lombardi trophy, but Seattle has the top spot in our offseason hierarchy.

8hMechelle Voepel

WNBA in good hands as young talent takes reins

There's a sentiment that this offseason has been nothing but bad news for the WNBA. And while stars deciding to sit out is a concern for the league, it's not a crisis.

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Ernie Johnson of TNT gives Emmy to Stuart Scott's daughters (0:52)


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Web Gems: Pair of Pirates trying to top Gordon (1:10)



NBA top plays of the night

Wizards G Ramon Sessions took on Hawks big man Al Horford beneath the net and finished with a nice layup high off the glass. Also -- the Splash Brothers on the receiving end of a top play? It happened.


College football's best-dressed duo
College Football 

Oregon assistants Gary Campbell and Don Pellum put as much attention to detail into planning their wardrobes as they do their game plans. See their style

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College Football 

Streaks snapped in Warriors' loss

Golden State lost at home for the first time since Jan. 23 in Tuesday's Game 2 vs. the Grizzlies, and 90 points are the fewest the Warriors have scored at home since March 2014.


Stuart Scott honored

At the 2015 Sports Emmy Awards, Turner Sports broadcaster Ernie Johnson won the best studio host award and in turn presented it to the daughters of longtime ESPN anchor the late Stuart Scott.


Bob Harig @BobHarig

Tiger played 9 holes at TPC Sawgrass with Jason Day. Still a bit scratchy with long game but better than Tues and short game solid

The chip on LeSean McCoy's shoulder

McCoy alluded his Eagles exit had a racial factor (the team declined comment), but can't explain it fully. He says: "You see how fast [Chip Kelly] got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest." The Mag: 'My team'

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Mike Rodak @mikerodak

LeSean McCoy to @ESPNMag on being traded to Buffalo: "To be honest, I didn't want to come. I really didn't. I was so angry at first."

Olympian plays dentist with daughter
Olympic Sports 

Decathalon gold medalist Bryan Clay found a new way to pull out a loose tooth -- and it involves a javelin.

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Minnesota to bid for CFP title game
College Football 

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Minneapolis' bid for the 2020 title game Tuesday, to be held in the new Vikings Stadium that opens in 2016. The bid will require an $8M-$12M fundraising effort, and Dayton is "very optimistic" they can make a competitive bid.

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College Football 

Curry donates car, to be on Wheaties box

Steph Curry donated the car that came with the NBA MVP award to a local youth center. Said the center's CEO: "The kids have already made a thank-you video." Curry will also be featured on a Wheaties box next month. The Warriors star is "thrilled" to join many of his "childhood heroes" on the box.

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Stars' Jamie Benn has more hip surgery

The NHL scoring champion has had two hip surgeries in less than a week. Benn, who skated with pain all season, is expected to return to the ice in August, Stars trainer Dave Zeis told the Dallas Morning News.

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Crazy Stat of Day: The Grizzlies are only the third team all season to win at Golden State, joining the Bulls and the Spurs.

Dwight Howard not worried about shots

On his only 3 shots in Game 1's 4th quarter, he says: "I got to continue to be a presence on the defensive end, get more blocked shots, get more rebounds, run the floor more. ... not focus so much on if I'm getting the ball or not."


Rockies trust John Axford as closer

Adam Ottavino's injury may be season-ending, but manager Walt Weiss is comfortable with Axford: "He's got a slow heartbeat in the ninth inning. He's got the weapons to get three of the toughest outs in the game."

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Bulls hope history vs. LeBron changes

The previous two times the Bulls won Game 1 against a LeBron James-led team, James' teams closed out the series with four straight wins. Can this Bulls team change that trend? We'll see in Game 2 tonight at 7 p.m. ET.


O'Neil: Fix graduate transfer problem
Men's College Basketball 

Fifth-year graduate transfers who are eligible to play at a new school immediately continue to pop up around college basketball, and it needs to be stopped sooner rather than later. 'We're all thieves'

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Men's College Basketball 

Louisville, Purdue to play at Lucas Oil

The two schools will open the 2017 season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. It will be just the second meeting between the two -- they tied 22-22 in 1987 at Purdue.

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Money motivation on PGA Tour

Since Tiger Woods' 1996 rookie season, total purse money has gone from $68.8M to $317M, ESPN's Jason Sobel writes. PGA Tour golf Pat Perez: “Anyone who says they're not playing for money is a liar.” Playing for cash

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John Axford's son to throw first pitch

The Rockies closer's 2-year-old son was bit on the foot by a rattlesnake in March and spent four weeks in the ICU. On Friday, Jameson will roll his wheelchair onto Coors Field to make the first pitch, and Axford said: "It'll put a smile on my face. ... Maybe tears in my eyes, too."

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Big game for DeMarre Carroll in Hawks' win. He is 1st Hawks player with 6 straight 20-point games in postseason since Dominique Wilkins

OTD: The Babe's first of 714 homers

Exactly 100 years ago today, baseball legend Babe Ruth was pitching for the Red Sox, batting 9th and facing the Yankees when he hit his first career home run -- a solo shot in the third. Oh, and he pitched 12 1/3 innings that day, too, but got the loss.

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